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914 Ratings

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

United States, 2014
Action, Crime, Thriller


A return trip to the dangerous world of Sin City, combining two of the most popular graphic novels with two new stories.

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Directed by Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez

Awards & Festivals

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

2014 | Nominee: Worst Female Images in a Movie

[The first Sin City] may not have been great, but at least it was new. But that was 2005, and never before has quite so much time passed in just nine years. That’s long enough for one Spider-Man franchise to end, and another to begin and self-destruct. For better or worse, the world of graphic novel adaptations has evolved almost as drastically as the world beyond them. What was once novel has now become suffocatingly ubiquitous, and what was tolerable has now become insufferably regressive.
August 22, 2014
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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For doesn’t have the electricity of the original, mainly because we’ve seen it all once before. Nothing new is really revealed here, either through story or style. But Rodriguez and Miller are completely committed to their vision, such as it is, and its ferocity can’t be easily dismissed.
August 22, 2014
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Meaty fists connect with faces, guns explode like nukes and panes of glass don’t have a chance of maintaining structural integrity—yet for all of the amplified destruction of Robert Rodriguez’s action sequel to 2005’s Sin City, it never impresses. Why is it such a snooze? You don’t expect to be exhausted by reams of soul-sick narration and artful chiaroscuro compositions, but that’s what happens.
August 22, 2014
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